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Observation by Nick James: Faint asteroids

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Nick James

Observer

Nick James

Observed

2022 Jan 13 - 22:15

Uploaded

2022 Jan 13 - 23:40

Objects

1821 Aconcagua
10788 1991 UC
78135 2002 NE14
126297 2002 AZ110
178698 2000 SP66

Equipment
  • ASI6200MM + Celestron HD11
Exposure

76x60s

Location

Chelmsford, UK

Target name

Asteroids

Title

Faint asteroids

About this image

This was a test to see how faint I can go for moving objects with a bright moon in the sky. This is a stack of 76 x 60s frames looking at a field near the ecliptic in Gemini. It is offset at the motion of asteroid 289867 which has an ephemeris magnitude of 21.0. This has just been detected as a faint dot in the box at the lower right hand corner of the frame. Since all of the objects in the frame have slightly different offset rates most of the other asteroids are trails or are not visible in this stack.

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